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I feel a ranting session coming on

Yesterday I went into town, basically because I was bored (most people were regaining sleep after Friday night) and also because my mum’s birthday is coming up so I thought I’d get her a card and a pressie. Anyway, in the main shopping street outside Boots, there were three people, standing in the middle of the street, shouting, at the top of their voices, why Jesus is brilliant and that we should all worship him.
This, I would like to remind you, was occuring in Bradford, where Christians only make up about 60% of the population. Boots, the shop they were standing outside, has some of its signs in Arabic to help those whose English isn’t too good. I’m sorry, but at least 2 out of 5 people don’t agree with you, and I personally don’t appreciate having someone shout instructions to me that I don’t believe are right. If they were demonstrating or protesting about something, I may not have been so annoyed, but the fact that they assumed that people will listen to them and take in what they say, when a considerable portion actually disagree, drives me nuts. And by the way, it’s Ramadan at the moment.
Keep your beliefs to yourself. I’m sure most of us are responsible adults who have made conscious decisions about what we want to believe; we don’t need someone shouting at us about stuff that doesn’t apply.

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